Entry requirements

BSc First Class or 2:1 or equivalent in a relevant scientific discpline which would normally be one of the biological sciences or natural sciences. Subject to University regulations, MBChB or BDS students who had completed 3 years of stuy would be eligible to intercalate.

A-level mathematics or equivalent level of numeracy demonstrated through undergraduate degree or other relevant experience will also be required.

English language requirement: IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any single compenent. Alternative English language requirements that are acceptable are:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) of 92 overall, with no less than 21 in listening, 21 in reading, 23 in speaking and 22 in writing
  • Pearson (Academic) of 64 overall with no less than 60 in any component
  • Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) of 176 overall with no less than 169 in any component
  • Trinity College Integrated Skills in English of a Pass in ISE II or above (if taken in the UK)

Months of entry

September

Course content


Are you interested in the areas of bioinformatics, artificial intelligence, big data and genomics?

Precision Medicine is an emerging and rapidly expanding field that involves using big data to develop targeted therapies and diagnostics for global diseases such as cancer, muscular dystrophy, diabetes, and arthritis.

This highly interdisciplinary programme has been designed in collaboration with the Faculties of Medicine and Health and Mathematics and Physical Sciences and will equip the next generation of scientists with the combination of biological knowledge and analytics skills necessary to revolutionise the way we diagnose and prevent genetic disease.

Why study this course:

  • Tackle a wide range of medical, social and environmental problems
  • Be exposed to cutting-edge methodologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Develop transferable skills valued by employers
  • Receive a research-led education at the forefront of the most cutting-edge analytics research at Leeds
  • Apply your learning to real-life data sets
  • Work with researchers from across three faculties active in the field of genomics and data analytics
  • Our Cancer Biology Module is delivered at St James’s University Hospital campus site which is home to many cancer researchers

You will complete a 60 credit computational research project. This is an opportunity for you to apply your knowledge and contribute to science. Not only will you learn how to design a programme of research and write a research proposal, you will work with researchers active in the field of genomics and data analytics and gain insight into real life case studies that illustrate the different approaches of using data analytics in precision medicine.

Career opportunities

This programme has been distinctively designed to meet industry needs for scientists with both biological knowledge and computational, statistical and analytical skills. Upon completion of this programme you will be well-placed to undertake a PhD in this field. You may also be able to enter into a number of areas within industry or the NHS such as computational biology, data analytics, clinical genetics, disease biology and clinical science.

Fees and funding

We offer a number of scholarship opportunities to support and reward students from around the world. If you are a UK student you may be able to receive government support to help towards your tuition fees and living costs.

UK/EU 2019-20

Alumni Bursary

This bursary is for you if you’re a former student of the University of Leeds studying for a postgraduate qualification in the Faculty of Biological Sciences. Courses that are run in conjunction with other universities are excluded from the Bursary.

International 2019-20

Alumni Bursary

This bursary is for you if you’re a former student of the University of Leeds studying for a postgraduate qualification in the Faculty of Biological Sciences. Courses that are run in conjunction with other universities are excluded from the Bursary.

Biological Sciences International Masters Scholarship

A number of scholarships will be available for eligible international students studying for a taught Master's programme in the Faculty of Biological Sciences.

Dean’s Excellence Scholarship

These scholarships are available for eligible international students studying for a taught Master's programme in the Faculty of Biological Sciences.

Visit our FBS fees and scholarships page to find out more about the range of scholarships we have to offer.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Faculty of Biological Sciences postgraduate taught admissions team
Email
fbspgt@leeds.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)113 343 1418